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Fake News and News Literacy Resources

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In an era where students search for information online via search engines and social media, they need the ability to identify and distinguish reputable sources from deceptive sources. In other words, they need to be able to tell the difference between real and fake news. 
November 2016 study from Stanford researchers has concluded that students are not prepared:

Our “digital natives” may be able to flit between Facebook and Twitter while simultaneously uploading a selfie to Instagram and texting a friend. But when it comes to evaluating information that flows through social media channels, they are easily duped. 

 --“Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning,” Stanford History Education Group   Source: ProQuest



Resources for Teaching and Learning about Fake News/News Literacy

*See links to further reading in some of these resources. 


Articles & Blog Posts (including many teaching ideas/resources):



Lesson Resources:


Infographics & Posters:





*Video also available from Common Sense Media


Fact Checking Sites:






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